Successfully “Upskilling” Your Workforce
While recruiting new workers with strong STEM skills is a major priority for many companies, retraining existing employees with specific science, math, and tech skills is also proving to be an effective workforce development strategy. “Upskilling” through competency-based education, robust professional development programs, and other techniques is providing employees with a successful pathway into higher-skilled jobs. According to UpSkill America, some 24 million workers in the U.S. “face little to no upward career mobility,” and investing in these workers is proving to be a boon for firms. Hear from employers who are tapping into the upskilling technique to address their respective skill gaps.